A  Birders  Guide To  Everything

​Hank Lentfer

Author, "Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope And Family In Alaska"

A Birder's Guide to Everything— Recording the Sounds of Nature

A discussion about the science of recording the sounds of nature. Part of the 2016 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Film Synopsis

Teenaged birding fanatic David Portnoy takes an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.

Teenaged birding fanatic David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) thinks he's made the discovery of a lifetime. On the eve of his widower father's second wedding, David spots what may just be the extinct Labrador duck. After consulting with a famous local ornithologist, Lawrence Konrad (Ben Kingsley), he and the two other stalwart members of the local Young Birders Society (Michael Chen, Alex Wolff), joined by their headstrong photographer classmate Ellen (Katie Chang), take off on a rollicking, interstate road trip in search of a rare bird and elusive answers to teenage questions large and small.

About the Speaker

Hank Lentfer, a gardener, hunter, woodworker, and musician, helped establish and now manages the Gustavus Forelands Preserve, a four-thousand-acre refuge for migratory sandhill crane.